Minister Grills Education Officials Over Delayed Salaries

Kabale education officials were Wednesday grilled by the State Minister for planning David Bahati over the delayed payment of teachers in the district.

Mathias Akeeka the Kabale Municipality Education Officer and Kenneth Sabiti Baabo the Kabale district Education Officer were tasked by the Minister to explain why the teachers have not received their salaries when government releases this money by the 28th of every month.

This was during the celebrations to mark the world teacher’s day in Kabale district.

Akeeka in response told the minister that the delay has been due to the new Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) as the people that were taught to manage it have failed to adapt to it amidst intense catcalling from the teachers.

The education officials were called to explain, cheap when Zadock Tumuhimbise the Kabale district Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) Chairman revealed that teachers had not been paid for the two months of August and September.

Minister Bahati warned that government this term will not tolerate accounting officers who tries to misuse government funds. Government he said can no longer take the blame for the ineptitude of such officials.

Meanwhile at the event, viagra 60mg Tumuhimbise asked government to gazette as a public holiday, the National Teachers Day so that the teachers can celebrate it like other holidays.

This he said would also be to show that government supports and appreciates the work that teachers do.


Geoffrey Beinomugisha the Kabale Municipality UNATU boss applauded the government for its efforts to uplift the living conditions of the teachers.

He noted that teachers are nonpartisan and are always saddened when they are labeled by self-seeking people being against the government, when all that matters to them is providing quality education to the learners .

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